Interesting Things About Brazil
Brazil is an interesting place and we enjoyed our visit very much. Below are some interesting things that I observed while visiting Brazil. If you click on each picture, it will be enlarged.
The public cemetery is free, but don’t plan on visiting your loved one’s graveside after three years. The graves are rotated every three years. I am not sure what happens to the remains, but you can often see casket parts strewn about and the cemetery is not cared for at all. I am so glad that a Christian has the hope of eternal life when we will all be caught up together to be forever with the Lord.
McDonald’s Ice Cream was about the same price as here in the US.
It is a common thing to see Cokes, Guarana, juices, other soft drinks served with meals.
The Air Conditioner Man – Ha! Mel loved this! This was common for internet service too.
Most of the side streets are dirt. The main street is paved, but full of potholes.
A common breakfast is bread or sweet bread.
All homes have gates and walls. If you want to knock on someone’s door, you stand outside and clap.
Day to Day Travel
Many many people travel by bus. You can see people at the bus stops all hours of the day.
IT is very HOT in Cuiaba. Most home don’t have AC. This was just one day while we were there. It was up to over 100 in the house a couple of times.
Prices are Sky High!
We brought Judah a baseball and bat. Many people in Brazil do not know what a baseball it. 🙂 But they definitely know what soccer is.
This is another common drink – coconut milk. And it was so good especially after hiking in 100 degree weather.
Can you see the trucks bumper to bumper? This is a main route from Cuiba to Sao Paulo and it takes four days for a truck driver. Many of them travel four days straight and this is a common sight. You better watch out and let them have their way.
You’ve seen the AC man and now here is the internet service man!
This is a typical water tank seen at each house.
Table and Counter tops in restaurants as well as homes are often made of granite while most of the furniture is made of cheap materials.
The word for honey is Mel. 🙂 We were able to snap this picture as we were driving by of the house of honey.
These are squatters. They make whatever they can into a home on a piece of land so they can claim it.
This is the gas tank for Esther’s stove which is set up under her kitchen sink. When it runs out, you take it to exchange for another.
It was hard to capture of good picture of what driving is like, but it is not unusual to see motorcyles zooming between cars, trucks, and buses. Accidents are seen on a regular basis.
Most of the tall building that you see in Cuiaba are not offices; they are apartments.
Here is another picture that is hard to capture. While driving, there are not a lot of red lights, but instead you will see a sign for speed bumps, but beware for if you miss the sign or don’t know where the speed bump is, you may be in for some car repairs.
Most people eat their main meal at noon time. It usually include rice and beans.
Most everyone owns a watch dog.